cover image SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Falcon

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Falcon

Don Mann, with Ralph Pezzullo. Little, Brown/Mulholland, $26 (336p) ISBN 978-0-

A wave of attacks that leaves Americans dead across the planet is only a prelude to a far more ambitious campaign of terror in Mann and Pezzullo’s rousing third Thomas Crocker thriller (after Hunt the Scorpion). More than patriotic fervor motivates SEAL Team Six leader Crocker and his subordinates; the mastermind behind the scheme is none other than established antagonist Farhed Alizadeh, aka “the Falcon.” An Iranian plot, abetted by an alliance of America’s enemies, takes Crocker and his team across the globe and finally into the darkest realms of Iran itself. The authors eschew making their heroes invincible; the series of injuries suffered by SEAL Team Six and their allies is a profound argument in favor of comprehensive medical insurance for international men of action. In the end, they deliver exactly what their fans want: a comfortingly simplistic tale about the ability of a few well-armed and ruthless warriors to provide security within a hostile world. Agent: Heather Mitchell, Gelfman Schneider Literary. (Dec.)